Katharine Cornfield is a strategist, consultant, and social entrepreneur with more than two decades’ experience across sectors – from senior political aide and public service manager to non-profit founder and small business owner. With a focus on innovation and cross-sector collaboration for social good, she helps purpose-driven organizations deepen their impact, drive results, and make meaningful change through strategic capacity building, policy/program design, and effective outreach.
Working at the intersection of social policy and urban development (impact real estate), Katharine brings a true systems-level lens shaped by a rare combination of skills, subject-matter expertise, and an in-depth understanding of the machinery of government.
An active community volunteer, she currently serves as strategic advisor or board director to Junior Achievement Ottawa; Neighbourhood Refresh; and Ottawa’s Causeway Work Centre, renowned for its social enterprises. Katharine is also founder of ambiSHEous.ca, a leadership program for girls 12-14.
Katharine holds a BA in Canadian Studies from Trent University, and a professional certificate in Public Sector and Non-Profit Marketing from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. She is also a licensed Realtor® and member of the Canadian Real Estate Association.